Norton Buffalo's Bag Of Tricks
"Norton plays the harmonica with a virtuosity that has widened eyes and opened mouths throughout the music industry. No one else who puts tongue to reed can touch him." --San Francisco Chronicle
This lively and comprehensive course by a world-class player and teacher reveals Norton Buffalo's "bag of tricks," a wealth of important information that will give your harmonica playing power and excitement.
Norton covers all the basics: breathing, tonguing, single-note and chordal playing, bending, vibrato and other essentials. He demonstrates powerful exercises for breath control that will help you develop complex rhythmic patterns for blues, R&B and rock accompaniment. You'll learn how to dress up melodies and improvise on a variety of songs, such as Las Mañanitas and The Yellow Rose of Texas. More advanced techniques - chord blocking, octave and harmony playing - are also covered to give you a well-rounded technical knowledge of the harmonica's possibilities.
As a bonus, you'll get Norton's prescription for "harmonica survival" - how to keep your instrument playing in tune and make it last for years.